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play no more games until back sal
aries are paid. The club manage
ment, they declare, is behind a
mpnth in salaries.
Jack Graney, star left fielder of
the Cleveland Indians, today is the
leading run-getter of both American
and National league. He edged past
Tris Speaker, who was leading with
72 tallies when he was injured last
Sunday, and is now unofficially cred
ited with 74 runs. Graney's batting
average is only .242.
Bill Byron, the National league
umpire, is a master of ready wit and
a quick tongue. He was accosted by
a fanv after a recent game between
the Cardinals and Dodgers, and the
"Bill, I think you missed a decision
on Daubert in the second inning."
"Well, perhaps I did," replied the
singing arbiter, "but in the course of
a year I make about 500,000 deci
sions in umpiring 154 games, and if
I miss only one in a game I'm a
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CAMELS ROUT PICNIC
Lead, S. D. The Black Hills dis
trict is hunting for a herd of wild
camels that broke up a picnic be
tween here and Deadwood. Some
camels escaped from a traveling cir
cus seyeral years ago, but it was sup
posed all were dead. The herd that
stampeded the picnickers contained
several young camels, it is said.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
August 5, 1712. Letters patent
were assigned to M. Crozat, a French
merchant, granting him exclusive
privilege of trade in the Mississippi
WALSH CALLSPN ROCKEFELLER
TO GIVE UP "COLORADO PLAN"
Washington, Aug. 5. Prank P.
Walsh as chairman of, the committee
on industrial relations has sent a tart
response to the telegram of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., in which the junior
oil king pleaded he had no informa
tion on the decision of the Colorado
supreme court, in which the court
charged the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.
with prostituting the ballot.
Walsh, in view of this confession
of ignorance, calls on Rockefeller to
abrogate the "industrial plan" for
operation and government of the
Colorado mines, adopted when the
young capitalist was in the state last
"Ydur avowal of ignorance of the
fraudulent and criminal results of
your mastery in Colorado," Walsh,
writes, "does not lend hope that you
and your present organization will
bring about better conditions.
"On the contrary, the total igno
rance and misunderstanding which
you plead, taken in. connection with
the abhorrent facts which the high
est court' in, Colorado has now con
demned in jublic to the world, are
convincing proof that you should ab
dicate that 'imperial control,' as the
court has characterized it, and give
the workers who produce your
wealth their rightful opportunities
of citizenship andself-expression."
A small special constable when on
top of a London tramcar was re
quested by the ' conductor to come
down to deal with a man who was in
clined to be abusive. Reluctantly
the special constable complied with
the request, but found himself con
fronted by a huge fellow, over six
"There he is," said the conductor.
"He won't pay his fare."
The small special constable reflect
ed and then said, "Well, I suppose I
must pay it for him,"